Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

I decided to make this healthy homemade peanut butter fudge recipe because I have about 8 jars of peanut butter in my pantry. Why? Because I am the type of person who stocks up on healthy food when I find a good deal. I found a buy one get one free sale recently on natural peanut butter and I could probably make a years worth of PB&J sandwiches with it and never run out.

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This week,  I have been scrolling through Pinterest looking at nut butter recipes for inspiration. I found a paleo fudge recipe online that looked easy enough and decided to swap out the almond butter for the peanut butter I need to use up.

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Sweeteners for Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge

You know what else I have a ton of? Real maple syrup. I went up to visit my family in Vermont this summer and brought back 3 gallons of the stuff. No, I am not exaggerating. I have huge jugs of maple syrup sitting on the floor of my pantry. We are enjoying a lot of homemade waffles and pancakes!

The homemade peanut butter fudge recipe I made uses maple syrup as the sweetener but I bet it would work just as well with honey if you prefer to try that.

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Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

I was a little worried about the coconut oil in this fudge recipe because it has a very ‘coconutty’ flavor. And yes, the final product really does taste slightly like coconut. However, I am actually pleasantly surprised at how well the flavor of coconut compliments the peanut butter. I never would have thought that these two flavors would mix well in a homemade fudge but I am thrilled I gave it a try.

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

This easy homemade fudge recipe took me only 5 minutes to make. Seriously! Melt ingredients on the stove. Stir with a whisk. Pour into muffin tins lined with muffin cups. I made mini sized homemade fudge bites as well as regular muffin cup sized ones as well.

Want to make this healthy homemade fudge recipe decorative and give it as a gift? Here is my affiliate link for decorative muffin liners and attractive candy boxes. Just box up and say thank you to your favorite teacher, mail carrier or scout leader!


Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Yields 12 servings

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Have a sweet tooth but want a healthy snack? This homemade peanut butter fudge recipe has three healthy ingredients. An easy fudge recipe with no guilt!

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • finely chopped peanuts (if desired)
  • coarsely granulated salt (for decorating, if desired)


  1. Place all ingredients in a pan on the stove
  2. Heat over medium heat until starting to melt
  3. Whisk until all ingredients are blended and mixture is smooth
  4. Pour into muffin tin lined with muffin liners
  5. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts if desired
  6. Chill several hours until firm
  7. Remove from fridge and enjoy! Either box up as is or remove from liners, place on tray and sprinkle lightly with coarse salt to serve.



3755 cal


317 g


168 g


114 g
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To see my inspiration for this healthy homemade fudge recipe, check out The Big Man’s World. There are some seriously delicious looking recipes over there!

Want more healthy homemade candy recipes?

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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!


  1. I don't eat a lot of desserts, but this looks really good! Yum!
  2. Oh man! This would be such a big hit for my family! It would also make a great dessert for our football parties! Can't wait to make these!
  3. LOVE! And I love the fact that you used natural sweeteners like maple syrup! Delicious idea for the holidays!
  4. This look AMAZING! I want to lick my screen!
  5. Why yes I'd love a piece....or 20! Man those sound amazing! I'm a big fan of the natural sweeteners too! I Think they make everything taste so much better anyway.
  6. Ryan Escat says:
    Oh my goodness! I'm pretty sure that my kids would love it.
  7. I'm always looking for something sweet that's healthy. I just may try this .
  8. I made these today and they're so good! They taste just like the peanut butter in Reeses, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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